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NAME

avc_add_callback - additional event notification for SELinux userspace object managers.

CONTENTS

SYNOPSIS

#include <selinux/selinux.h>

#include <selinux/avc.h>

int avc_add_callback(int (*callback)(uint32_t event, security_id_t ssid,

security_id_t tsid,

security_class_t tclass,

access_vector_t perms,

access_vector_t *out_retained), uint32_t events, security_id_t ssid,

security_id_t tsid, security_class_t tclass,

access_vector_t perms);

DESCRIPTION

avc_add_callback is used to register callback functions on security events. The purpose of this functionality is to allow userspace object managers to take additional action when a policy change, usually a policy reload, causes permissions to be granted or revoked.

events is the bitwise-or of security events on which to register the callback; see SECURITY EVENTS below.

ssid, tsid, tclass, and perms specify the source and target SID’s, target class, and specific permissions that the callback wishes to monitor. The special symbol SECSID_WILD may be passed as the source or target and will cause any SID to match.

callback is the callback function provided by the userspace object manager. The event argument indicates the security event which occured; the remaining arguments are interpreted according to the event as described below. The return value of the callback should be zero on success, -1 on error with errno set appropriately (but see RETURN VALUE below).

SECURITY EVENTS

In all cases below, ssid and/or tsid may be set to SECSID_WILD, indicating that the change applies to all source and/or target SID’s. Unless otherwise indicated, the out_retained parameter is unused.

AVC_CALLBACK_GRANT
  Previously denied permissions are now granted for ssid, tsid with respect to tclass. perms indicates the permissions to grant.
AVC_CALLBACK_TRY_REVOKE
  Previously granted permissions are now conditionally revoked for ssid, tsid with respect to tclass. perms indicates the permissions to revoke. The callback should set out_retained to the subset of perms which are retained as migrated permissions. Note that out_retained is ignored if the callback returns -1.
AVC_CALLBACK_REVOKE
  Previously granted permissions are now unconditionally revoked for ssid, tsid with respect to tclass. perms indicates the permissions to revoke.
AVC_CALLBACK_RESET
  Indicates that the cache was flushed. The SID, class, and permission arguments are unused and are set to NULL.
AVC_CALLBACK_AUDITALLOW_ENABLE
  The permissions given by perms should now be audited when granted for ssid, tsid with respect to tclass.
AVC_CALLBACK_AUDITALLOW_DISABLE
  The permissions given by perms should no longer be audited when granted for ssid, tsid with respect to tclass.
AVC_CALLBACK_AUDITDENY_ENABLE
  The permissions given by perms should now be audited when denied for ssid, tsid with respect to tclass.
AVC_CALLBACK_AUDITDENY_DISABLE
  The permissions given by perms should no longer be audited when denied for ssid, tsid with respect to tclass.

RETURN VALUE

On success, avc_add_callback returns zero. On error, -1 is returned and errno is set appropriately.

A return value of -1 from a callback is interpreted as a failed policy operation. If such a return value is encountered, all remaining callbacks registered on the event are called. In threaded mode, the netlink handler thread may then terminate and cause the userspace AVC to return EINVAL on all further permission checks until avc_destroy(3) is called. In non-threaded mode, the permission check on which the error occurred will return -1 and the value of errno encountered to the caller. In both cases, a log message is produced and the kernel may be notified of the error.

ERRORS

ENOMEM An attempt to allocate memory failed.

NOTES

If the userspace AVC is running in threaded mode, callbacks registered via avc_add_callback may be executed in the context of the netlink handler thread. This will likely introduce synchronization issues requiring the use of locks. See avc_init(3).

Support for dynamic revocation and retained permissions is mostly unimplemented in the SELinux kernel module. The only security event that currently gets excercised is AVC_CALLBACK_RESET.

AUTHOR

Eamon Walsh <ewalsh@tycho.nsa.gov>

SEE ALSO

avc_init(3), avc_has_perm(3), avc_context_to_sid(3), avc_cache_stats(3), security_compute_av(3) selinux(8)


avc_add_callback (3) 9 June 2004
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